Strawberry Snowman Cake – easy and a whole lot of fun. A simple idea with that finishing touch, sure to be a talking piece among your guests. Decorate a cake, any cake, with white icing of your choice – white buttercream or Swiss Meringue Buttercream icing resembles fluffy snow nicely, then finish with Snowmen Strawberries. Cut strawberries horizontally, pipe some cream onto the ‘base’, then using an edible icing pen or melted milk/dark chocolate in a piping bag with a nozzle fitted, draw a smile and some eyes, then position ‘the hat’ on top, before applying your finished snowman to the cake  Add some mint leaves if you wish, create a family of snowmen, or just make a few. You could even ‘experiment’ and create characters to represent members of your family! Nothing too complicated, but very cute and very impressive too.

JOKE OF THE DAY: To my children who like to argue with me. Where do you think you got your attitude and stubbornness from? GIVE UP! I have decades more practice than you.

HAPPY SEPTEMBER 4 BIRTHDAY TO: Beyonce Knowles 32, Mitzi Gaynor 82, Tom Watson 64, Dick York (1928-1992), Hank Baskett 31, Carmit Bachar 39, Judith Ivey 62, and Khandi Alexander 56,